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Cabernet has grown on the granite slopes of the Simonsberg mountain for over 300 years and produces classic, elegant wines. Aromas of cassis and Moroccan mint underlined by robust tannins and a long finish.

  • South Africa    Simonsberg    Simonsberg-Paarl
  • 86%
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Cabernet Franc
    Petit Verdot
  • Alcohol
  • Bottle maturation
  • Certified sustainable
  • Harvest time
  • Oak
      18 months in 10% new French oak
  • Organic in conversion
  • Production
      55 x 225 l barrels
  • Residual sugar
  • Soil
  • Vegan
  • Vineyard aspect
      Northeast and northwest
  • Vineyard elevation
  • Vineyard planted
  • Vineyard size
  • Award
      91 points, Editor's Choice, Wine Enthusiast (2015 vintage)
  • Award
      92 points, 4.5 stars, Platter's South African Wine Guide (2018 vintage)
  • Award
      93 points, South African Wine Index
  • Award
      Double Gold, Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards (2020 vintage)

The average age of Noble Hill's Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards is more than 20 years, meaning the vines are hardy, mature, and low-yielding. Through careful soil improvement practices and organic mulching, the vines grow evenly and produce a low yield of intense, compact berries.

Noble Hill's estate Cabernet Sauvignon grapes have intense colour and structure, making a light touch the cornerstone of their cellar practices. They aim for a light extraction by gently transferring the juice over the skins twice daily during the fermentation. This wine is matured in 225 liter oak barrels for 18 months.

South Africa may be defined as a New World wine producer but this can be a bit of a misnomer: the vineyards are planted in some of the world’s oldest soils. The decomposed granite soils that define Simonsberg vineyards give this wine an earthy, cool and distinctively Old World character. We taste black fruit, cedar, and a hint of spice.